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New way of supporting Matt

Post by trendylfj » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:45 am

bought a cornet mute on Amazon and been offered the chance to have 0.5% of my purchase sent to a charity - so chose Matt - not seen that before so thought I would share it. If it is old - so am I so please forgive me.
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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by voice of the crumbie » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:07 am

trendylfj wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:45 am
bought a cornet mute on Amazon and been offered the chance to have 0.5% of my purchase sent to a charity - so chose Matt - not seen that before so thought I would share it. If it is old - so am I so please forgive me.
Thanks Trendy. I'll look out for this in future on Amazon.
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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by trendylfj » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:43 am

voice of the crumbie wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:07 am
trendylfj wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:45 am
bought a cornet mute on Amazon and been offered the chance to have 0.5% of my purchase sent to a charity - so chose Matt - not seen that before so thought I would share it. If it is old - so am I so please forgive me.
Thanks Trendy. I'll look out for this in future on Amazon.
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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by CJ » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:08 am

Just a thought - instead of what looks like desperation on the cover of the lap tops the team coaches use (‚your brand name here‘ or whatever it says) and get seen on TV, why don‘t we use the Matt Hampson web site address? Surely we are a big enough club (OK, fallen on hard times on the pitch) that we could be a bit like Barcelona FC and not just go for the money but be somewhat more altruistic.

And another thing - why hasn‘t Matt got at least an MBE? To my way of thinking he deserves a knighthood, not just a minor gong.

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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by sam16111986 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:36 am

CJ wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:08 am
Just a thought - instead of what looks like desperation on the cover of the lap tops the team coaches use (‚your brand name here‘ or whatever it says) and get seen on TV, why don‘t we use the Matt Hampson web site address? Surely we are a big enough club (OK, fallen on hard times on the pitch) that we could be a bit like Barcelona FC and not just go for the money but be somewhat more altruistic.

And another thing - why hasn‘t Matt got at least an MBE? To my way of thinking he deserves a knighthood, not just a minor gong.
Because he's a) not rich, b) not chums with whichever political party is in power (Nicky Morgan in the house of Lords and a knighthood for Duncan Smith - way to reward incompetence) c) no rich friends to put his name forward d) no media advantage in awarding it to him.

Sadly the Honours list does not represent the best of Britain as it should.

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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by JP14 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:21 am

It’s a shame Mike Tindall can’t put a word in, and I’m pretty sure Matt has met Prince Harry too?
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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by jgriffin » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:45 am

sam16111986 wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:36 am
CJ wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:08 am
Just a thought - instead of what looks like desperation on the cover of the lap tops the team coaches use (‚your brand name here‘ or whatever it says) and get seen on TV, why don‘t we use the Matt Hampson web site address? Surely we are a big enough club (OK, fallen on hard times on the pitch) that we could be a bit like Barcelona FC and not just go for the money but be somewhat more altruistic.

And another thing - why hasn‘t Matt got at least an MBE? To my way of thinking he deserves a knighthood, not just a minor gong.
Because he's a) not rich, b) not chums with whichever political party is in power (Nicky Morgan in the house of Lords and a knighthood for Duncan Smith - way to reward incompetence) c) no rich friends to put his name forward d) no media advantage in awarding it to him.

Sadly the Honours list does not represent the best of Britain as it should.
Sadly true. MH and indeed almost all the population more worthy of recognition than IDS. MH has done so much good despite his physical difficulties and helped so many; the other person mentioned...….. :smt013
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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by Grimlish » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:10 am

Has anyone on here, at the club or among those who know the work of the foundation nominated him though? For all I agree about recent political awards there is increasing scope for direct nominations. Here:- https://www.gov.uk/honours

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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by strawclearer » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:06 am

Grimlish wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:10 am
Has anyone on here, at the club or among those who know the work of the foundation nominated him though? For all I agree about recent political awards there is increasing scope for direct nominations. Here:- https://www.gov.uk/honours
Yes - he's been nominated and I recall invitations to support the nomination were promulgated. Emails have also been sent to Buck House and to the two Princes as well as to the local MP, Sir Alan Duncan.
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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by Grimlish » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:32 pm

So, good that he has been nominated, not so that it hasn't led to an award (yet). Perhaps a constituent on here could get on the case with Sir Alan's successor (if that's how it really works)?

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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by strawclearer » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:09 pm

Grimlish wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:32 pm
So, good that he has been nominated, not so that it hasn't led to an award (yet). Perhaps a constituent on here could get on the case with Sir Alan's successor (if that's how it really works)?
I'm not sure "works" is entirely the right word. I emailed and wrote to Dippy Duncan - didn't even get an acknowledgment.

I think Shaun Gibson sent in nomination papers some time ago.
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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by JP14 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:19 pm

Shame the club won’t officially back any recommendation for royal recognition of Matt’s work.
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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by Mark62 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:32 pm

JP14 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:19 pm
Shame the club won’t officially back any recommendation for royal recognition of Matt’s work.
Not sure that’s how it works, and if it does how do you know they haven’t

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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by JP14 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:19 am

Well they haven’t said anything of the sort. If they have commended why has it not been mentioned, in programmes or even in forum meetings?
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Re: New way of supporting Matt

Post by Rozza » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:44 am

Maybe Matt has been offered an honour but turned it down.

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